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diplomacy and the creative energy of our people remains unrivaled. no, it's because as the world has changed so too has the leverage and power that can most effectively shape international affairs. i have come to think of it like this. truman and acheson were building the parthenon with classical geometry and clear lines. the pillars were a handful of big institutions and alliances dominated by the major powers and that structure delivered unprecedented peace and prosperity. but time takes its toll even on the greatest edifice. and we do need a new architecture for this new world. more frank gehry ben formal greek. [laughter] think of it. now some of his work at first might appear haphazard but in fact it's highly intentional and sophisticated. where once a few strong columns could hold up the weight of the world, today we need a dynamic mix of materials and structures. now of course american military and economic strength will remain the foundation of our global leadership or go as we saw from the intervention to stop the massacre in libya to the rate that brought bin laden to justice, ther
's that same year -- that will help montana to lead america to energy independence. with responsible dwo. our poll, with oil and gas, hydropower, biofuel, the geothermal capacity. we are creating jobs and strength. ing our rural economies. for some communities in eastern montana, the rapid growth associated with the energy boom is created immediate infrastructure challenges. that's why i'm h i've proposed creating a grant program for communities effected by oil and gas development. i ask that we're invest $15 million in providing matching funds to effective cities and towns, areas that don't always get a share of the increased revenue, the county l government and school distinct receive from oil and gas development. there are challenges but there's opportunities for the whole state with this development. i do hope that you'll join me in addressing those challenges. [applause] [applause] we must also meet our spoonlt to fix the long-term problem created by our predecessors. i have outline a detailed plan that will shore up the public retirement system and do so without raising taxes. i look fo
for oversight and investigation for the house committee on energy and commerce and has also been on the chief oversight counsel for homeland security. and under then senator sam nunn, he was on the senate subcommittee for investigation staff. he has worked at commerce at the justice department, at the state and federal level and today he is the special inspector general for afghanistan's reconstruction we are now entering our 12th year in that conflict, and i wish that we could report that the reconstruction is complete. unfortunately what we do know is that compared to 10 years ago there has been a great deal of progress in afghanistan society and its quality of government but i think as we are all very well aware the reconstruction program has not always gone as expected. we have military units continuing to rotate into afghanistan today. we still have thousands of troops on the ground and we have what is expected to be now a more rapid troop drawdown from afghanistan over the next two years that i think many of our military planners and construction officials had hoped for warrant expected
to overcome energy constraints and accelerate the removal of domestic obstacles come including regulation. we are trying to raise growth. there is an absence of a clear commitment from the government. taking into account these lessons, we have to strongly consider ourselves to our growth and strategies which will utilize all the other policies as well, including all the major focal point. we plan to adopt a new growth strategy in the united states. this policy will be noted even before the finalization. to extend economic policies, we will facilitate the expansion of japanese business activities and promote encouraging long-term investment. in addition, he will be holding this sound in japan. we will manage the short-term fiscal policy in a timely and flexible manner. while we note the importance over the near and long term. we also think it is necessary stick to this between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2015 and achieve fiscal service in fiscal 2020. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and the japanese economy, we will incur the fiscal challenges. but the rest of the world has not yet exper
is based primarily on energy production, coal, natural gas, uranium, and wind making it a boom and bust economy. people working in the energy industry make a sufficient salary when working, but in some cases, the salaries are insignificant enough that is skies the arch income for families based on statewide data. some do well financially, there's a number of people struggling to make ends meet. this income disperty can be another challenge to meeting designation guidelines. committee members, thank you for your time and attention to the very, very important matter, and i look forward to any questions you may have. >> thank you so much for being with us, and thanks for your testimony. our fourth witness is dr. andrew wilper. he's the acting chief of medicine at the va medical center in boise, idaho. he's a practicing general internist. he's the associate program director for the boise internal medicine residency program and the assistant directer of the boise va center of excellence in primary care education. thanks very much for being with us. >> thank you, chairman sanders, ranking mem
institutions, the energy visions and populations in this particular country. so the undeniable progress that we have made, the ethnic diversity that we have observed, and the profound expansion of democracy that we have helped facilitate must be juxtaposed however to the persistence of malignant and often unconscious forces of bye yes that continue to undermine the best potential that we have as american citizens. it gives them the way and we don't know it. you can be a young boy walking down the street with some skills in your hand and saw ice-t and at the phantom and visible by s becomes concrete and definable. the anatomy takes shape in the repulsion of and repugnance to words black or latino or asian or other bodies. just as figments of imagination projected onto the screen of history and what goes on unconsciously what is a stereotype that becomes lethal and deadly when one person seeing another person acts on those stereotypes, that in plus at racism, that ethnic repulsion and all of a sudden this theoretical stuff becomes concrete. stuff that you talk about in classrooms skills over in a
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